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of the plot but this affects the internal office. >> also terra firma. >> also he's now -- eli's in the office and his office -- >> leave it as a cliffhanger. thank you all so much. >> i love the show. i love you all. i can't wait. sunday 9:00 p.m. good sunday morning. president obama tells a room full of african-americans to stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. a fiery speech from the president last night at the congressional black caucus where the president tells them he expects their support. also, take a look. you are seeing what is the actual price list for a bake
sale out in california. if you're white, a cookie will cost you $2. if you're black, it will cost you 75 cents. we'll talk to the student who created this controversy and explain the point he's trying to make. also, when the collection plate comes around this morning at church, you're supposed to put money in, not take money out. but not at one church this morning. we'll talk live with the pastor who's feeling awfully generous on this sunday. from the cnn center, welcome to your cnn sunday morning. 6:00 a.m. in atlanta. 5:00 a.m. in st. louis. 3:00 a.m. in berkeley. as always, a special good morning to our service men and women watching on the american forces network. thank you for being here, and thank you for what you do. i'm t.j. holmes. let's start with politics and with the president. he's headed out west today to washington state, has a couple of re-election fundraisers on his schedule. also has a social madia town hall on monday, he'll be talking
about jobs, of course. last night he had this message during a speech to the congressional black caucus. >> i'm going to press on for jobs. i'm going to press on for equality. i'm going to press on for the sake of our children. i'm going press on for the sake of all those families who are struggling right now. i don't have time to feel sorry for myself. i don't have time to complain. i'm going to press on. i expect all of you to march with me and press on. [ applause ] >> take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes, shake it off. stop complaining, stop grumbl g grumbling, stop crying. we're going to press on. we've got work to do! cbc, god bless you and god bless the united states of america. >> the president saying take off your slippers, put on your marching shoes.
the president's call was met with some enthusiasm by at least one caucus member. >> i really do think there is a recommit, an energized commitment to finding a way to power parts of this legislation. we've heard words like "dead on arrival." we've heard that it won't pass. i think the president in his heart knows that the federal government can do not it all, but they have to do something. he asked the question, the republican party is the party of tax cuts, why won't they do it now? they're the party of building roads. why won't they join in building roads? i think if i saw a difference tonight, i really saw the president rolling up his sleeves, using elbow grease, and really getting in their face. >> the president has faced criticism from the black caucus and from others for his handling of the unemployment problem. unemployment among african-americans is nearly 17%. president obama repeated calls for congress to get to work on his jobs bill, but they have to
get a new funding bill done first before congress runs out of money at the end of the week. take a look -- president obama. this before he headed to the black caucus awards dinner. hit the links with -- can you make out who that is in that is the former president, bill clinton. they didn't give us a rundown of what they talked about. apparently what happens on the course stays on the course. we'll stick with politics for a moment. what some might call a bit of a surprise on the republican side. >> tonight's winner with 986 votes, 37.1%, herman cain! >> yes. herman cain, he won. delegates voting at the florida republican party event picked herman cain as their guy. look at the numbers here. maybe the numbers will surprise you. not even close here. he led the field, cain, 37%. rick perry, distant second.
and michele bachmann 1% of the vote. the florida straw poll isn't the only one we're watching. the michigan republican party will have one. we'll hopefully have results around 8:30 eastern time. mitt romney and rick perry are the favorites. both made appearances at that event. during his speech, perry took a shot to his fellow front-runner mitt romney and tried to put his rough debate performance behind him. >> there are may be slicker candidates, and there may be smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in. i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rudder. >> for all your political news and updates, you know the place to go. cnn.com/politics. five minutes past the hour. let economy turn to seattle now where -- let me turn to seattle now where a fire-fight ends with a man being killed after being armed with two rifles.
[ gunfire ] >> you're hearing it play out there. apparently this man was walking down the street pointing the guns at people. he didn't fire until he got to an elementary school. next door to where this happened, a high school football was going on, and the stadium was packed. >> they were huddled around the bleachers, staying close together. scared out of their minds. >> everybody's terrified. they're very scared. >> they started shooting at us. the bullet went between me and my friend tony. we started running. we could hear the bullets bouncing off the concrete behind us. >> no one in the stadium was hit. police say the man tried to break into a car and a backhoe before he started firing the rifles. the american hiker set free last week from iran are expected to arrive back on u.s. soil this morning. shane bauer and joshua fattal were finally released from that iranian prison after more than two years in custody. this is them arriving in oman last week before leaving for the u.s.
the pair talked about their ordeal and the last day in prison. >> getting off the plane that brought us here three days ago was the most incredible experience of our lives. we'll never forget the excitement of seeing our loved ones waiting at the foot of the plane. the joy of embracing them all after so long will stay with us forever. >> just hours after we left prison, we were able to swim in the calm waters of the gulf. we stayed up all night with our loved ones, and we watched the most beautiful sunset we've ever seen. these experiences will be with us for the rest of our lives. >> we're hoping to hear from them again when they arrive in the u.s. stick with cnn for that. we expect it possibly sometime in the u.s. today. 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street during the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we told you about protests last
week. demonstrators still gathering to protest what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police had set up protest zones, but demonstrator have not stayed in the areas. 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous ground beef headed for school lunches in georgia. that's what's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and the texas meat company. tests found e. coli bacteria. e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. eight minutes past the hour. say good morning to reynolds wolf. how are you? >> great. there's nothing better than following up a script about tainted meat. a beautiful way to start your sunday. we've got all kinds of weather to talk about. we have our 16th named storm in the atlantic basin. a crazy season. we've got ophelia in the atlantic. in the pacific, a major hurricane in hurricane hillary.
we have a water spout to show you that's popped up in part of the midwest and flooding in the keystone state of pennsylvania. what we refer to as a full plate weatherwise. more coming up. >> we'll see you again shortly. we've been talking it politics this morning. politics and sports mixed a bit last night. a presidential race. well, the presidential mascots at the washington nationals baseball game. it turned to a football play. we'll show you the video. at exxon and mobil, our smart gasoline works at the molecular level to help remove deposits and clean up intake valves. so when you fill up at an exxon or mobil station, our gasolines help your engine run more smoothly. it's how we make gasoline work harder for you.
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how they doing in philadelphia weatherwise? >> they should be okay. chance of rain in the forecast. not great for parts of the state, they've been dealing with flooding. hopefully getting better in the day. >> we can show pictures. this really -- september was just a rough, rough time for parts of pennsylvania. yeah, these were the scenes we were seeing a lot of. folks were trying to dry out from the massive flooding earlier this month. they got hit with heavy rains again. friday, it added to a nasty problem for homeowners, businesses, as well. they'll be cleaning up for quite a bit. reynolds, what -- do we have an area of concern this morning? >> one area of concern obviously is what we're seeing there videowise. they've got 630 homes in the region dealing with serious basement flooding which i know to someone saying, oh, flooded basement doesn't seem like a big deal, it's a tremendous deal. that's where mold issues start and everything spreads throughout the house. tremendous problem. the rain really the culprit. one of the biggest rainmakers in the planet happens to be in the atlantic.
two separate tropical systems. this has been a busy season in the basin. we spoke about ophelia. we've got a new one, this is felipe. this system expecting to gain strength the next several days. ophelia, wind moving west at 12 miles per hour. sustained winds at 40. this system, again, could fluctuate a bit in strength and bear to the north as we go into monday, then wednesday, fast forwarding to friday. winds going to around 50 miles per hour. possibly spreading between bermuda and the u.s. coastline. not expected to make landfall in the united states. that's certainly good news. when it comes to philippe, this one possibly gaining more strength, becoming a category 1 hurricane and then drifting north into the atlantic. a true fish storm, not expecting any interaction with land whatsoever. that is certainly wonderful news in that regard. so again, that's what we're going to have. during the next update we'll talk about hillary which is brewing still in parts of the pacific, a major hurricane, not expected to make any contact with land. one thing that's going to make contact with land, severe storms
we expect over the mid mississippi valley. especially late in the afternoon. one of the issues we have in places like cape girardeau and back to portions of kentucky and tennessee is going to be the potential of flash flooding. here's what i'm talking about. one of the big component of flash flooding is when you have rain forming over the same area again and again. the ground can only absorb so much. when you have the additional precipitation, you have runoff, flooding. that's the story in owensboro to paducah, cape girardeau. strong storm developing. if you're heading out and about from here to cape girardeau toward festas, be careful. low-lying areas with water, certainly don't drive over those spots. into the afternoon, thunderstorms across the midsection. again, as i mentioned, possible delays in chicago, 86 the high in denver. 71 in dallas. 88 in tampa. that's the latest. t.j., back to you. >> thank you, kind sir. we'll see reynolds plenty throughout the morning. give you a roundup.
a busy sports weekend. third round, the pga tour championship in the books now. shot of the day, though, one of the guys the top of the leaderboard. on the par 4 fourth. the leaderboard, nine under after hitting four consecutive birdies on the back nine. that will wrap up the day. in atlanta this week, pga volunteer faith tanner got a surprise from the tour commissioner, tim finchum. he gave her a framed set of volunteer badges from every pga event this year, each one signed by the champion of the individual vents. she did volunteer work at all 37 stops this year. she's been doing it as a tribute to her late husband larry who died two years ago from brain cancer. also during the final home stand, seeing this playing out, members of the nationals wanted to right a wrong.
ted teddy roosevelt never won a race. players decided to have fun and take out just about every other mascot to make sure teddy won. no mascot actually finished. one of the players actually crossed the finish line. >> i guess that's -- >> 14 minutes past the hour. coming up, a story that has many of you talking. really has the entire country talking, especially california. a bake sale. sounds innocent enough. but if you're white, you have to pay $2. if you're black, you pay 75 cents. your other races, other prices. what sense does that make? we'll explain. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens,
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black, 75 cents. native americans, 25 cents, and there's a special discount for women. students say it's to mock other groups encouraging the governor to sign a bill to push considering race a factor in student admissions. >> the pricing structure is there to bring attention to cause people to get a little upset. it's really there to cause people to think critically about what this kind of policy would do in university admissions. >> the way they made the statement, the words they used, the fact that they humorized and mocked the struggles of people of color on this campus is disgusting to me. >> despite the criticism, the young republicans plan to go ahead with the bake sale tuesday. i will talk to the president of the young republicans in our 8:00 hour. he is the one that organized the bake sale. we'll chat with him. you don't want to miss it. the college republican who organized it here with me next hour of the cnn sunday morning and 8:00 eastern time.
i want to know what you think about this story. you know where to find us, on twitter and facebook, on twitter, @tjholmes. i'll be sharing your comments later this morning. at 18 minutes past the hour now, bullfighting, as you know, has been a huge part of spanish culture. now it's being banned in barcelona. the city is holding its final bullfight today. say it ain't so. yeah, some are glad this is happening. we'll look next in our morning passport. to the military. and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. from free checking to credit cards to loans, our commitment to the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. ♪ visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
bullfighting. >> not fromm etoday. barcelona is the capital, they have banned bullfighting as of january 1. this is the last season. why? well, why because animal rights activist groups have finally said no mas, no more. this is just too cruel. what you're seeing there is the matador, of course, at the end of the fight. but what happens prior to what you're seeing right now is so cruel. >> yeah. >> they lance the bull in the neck where the biggest muscles of the bull are. and they debilitate him in that way. so this part of it is almost teasing because he's so weak anyway. look at the spears in the back of his neck. he has no chance. and then the idea, of course, is at that matador then kills him through the heart with one final blow. more often than not, it's never one blow, and it pierces the lungs instead. >> because of the rich history
there was bullfighting, was there not a public outcry, not much opposition to banning? >> there was opposition. opponents say we've lost the battle but not the war. we will be bringing bullfighting back. but i think it is so brutal and so many people -- so many young spaniards are saying this shouldn't be part of our culture anymore. look what happens to these bulls. is this what we want to beon? ious wi-- be synonymous with? >> prior to the bull going in the ring, some matadors put vaseline jelly in the eyes. and he's in darkness by the time he walks into the ring. it is only light then. a cruel sport. to. what animals being killed for sport. personally, i think it's a wonderful thing that it's being banned. i would love to go to barcelona, but never for bullfighting. >> it's wonderful to bring out the details. people think of the spectacle, but there's a lot to goes into it that, frankly, puts the bull at a major disadvantage going
into the ring. good to point out. last day. >> last day. ernest hemmingway romanticized it, we have deromanticized it. >> thank you. we're at 25 minutes past the hour now. we're going to tell you about one republican straw toll in delegate-rich california. i'll give you three guesses, and you'll probably be wrong on all three. ♪ everything you need to stretch out on long trips. residence inn. ♪ everything you need to stay balanced on long trips. residence inn.
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. we're almost at the bottom of the hour on this cnn sunday morning. welcome back, everybody. i'm t.j. holmes. president obama, he is heading out west. begins a west coast swing today after a pretty fiery speech at the congressional black caucus last night. at the top of his agenda out west, selling his jobs plan. we have a look at the week ahead for the president and for congress. >> reporter: t.j., president obama heads to seattle later today for dnc fundraisers. he'll travel to san jose for some more dnc fundraisers and starts off next week still on the west coast with a town hall
on jobs at linkedin in mountainview, california. you can expect him to continue to tout his american jobs bill and to push for that while taking questions there. he'll continue to push the jobs bill on tuesday in denver. now in terms of congress, the house and senate left this weekend even though we still have this shutdown looming once again. they were unable to reach a temporary deal avert a shutdown after this coming friday, september 30. the issue is that republicans want to see budget cuts to offset disaster relief. this is something that democrats are opposed to. we're expecting senate majority leader harry reid to try to reach a temporary spending bill on monday. so we'll certainly be watching for that. t.j.? >> all right. thanks as always to athena jones. other stories making headlines -- mentioned this a moment ago, the president last night before the congressional black caucus, he promoted his jobs bill. also really went at republicans trying to oppose it. [ applause ] >> these republicans in congress like to talk about job creators.
how about doing something real for job creators? pass this jobs bill, and every small business owner in america including 100,000 black-owned businesses will get a tax cut. you say you're the party of tax cuts, pass this jobs bill, and every worker in america including nearly 20 million african-american worker will get a tax cut. pass this jobs bill, and prove you'll fight just as hard for a tax cut for ordinary folks as you do for all your contributors. >> meanwhile, in upper michigan, republican presidential candidate mitt romney was, of course, criticizing the president's jobs plan. >> have you seen this jobs plan? he put his jobs plan out, at the beginning it sounded like -- he said, i'm going to cut the taxes for employers. payroll taxes. people said, well, cutting taxes for employers, that would be a good thing. a few days later he announced he was going to pay for that by raising taxes on employers. how dense does he think we are?
the president is unprepared for the kind of economy we have today. when he was recently inaugurated he went on the "today" show, and he said, look, if i can't get this economy turned around in three years, i'll be looking at a one-term proposition. i'm here to collect on that. meanwhile, in florida, look at that. former godfather's pizza herman cain won the straw poll with 37% of the vote. romney was third behind texas governor perry. cain's 37% was more than the two combined. michele bachmann coming in at 1% of the vote. on the lighter side of things, "saturday night live" taking a swipe at texas governor rick perry and his campaign style. the guest host, alec baldwin, played the part of perry as a less than energized candidate in thursday's gop presidential debate. >> the shape of -- i would like
to attack mitt romney as a flip-flopper. >> it's late in the debate. this is normally when you get tired and confused. >> not tonight. i'm ready. romney was for -- against obama care. what about -- [ indiscernible ] >> mitt romney care? as it was before as he was before? was it was -- he was before -- control? [ snoring ] >> it's a long debate, reynolds. those things can go and go. they're standing, and you can get tired up there. >> absolutely. you know, it's funny about alec baldw baldwin. yesterday, this was his second appearance. yesterday we had the ben & jerry's ice cream. >> ice cream. >> exactly. now a second mention. big thing to mention is the possibility of rough weather. we've had a rude awakening
across parts of the midwest. south of st. louis near cape girardeau, rain coming in. paducah will see rain before all is said and done. moving farther north into the great lakes, the western great lakes from green bay southward to chicago, we had a series of water spouts that popped up along parts of the coast, the western shores of lake michigan. we've got video believe it or not that shows some of the water spouts popping up. from wisconsin, moving right to -- actually left to right across the screen. incredible to see. frightening, too. that's real-time obviously been recorded. that's insane to see things pop up. tornado over parts of lake michigan. there's the potential we may see more of those today. possibly tornadoes in the southern half of the mississippi valley. the reason why we're seeing them, simple. let's go back to the weather maps as we do so. you're going to see -- this area of low pressure, frontal boundary that extends from the western great lakes clear to the mid mississippi valley.
that's the place we're going to have the cold air invading from the north. it's going to interact with moist air from the south. obviously the best chance of severe storms will pop up into the afternoon. with that, you can expect delays in spots like memphis to little rock, arkansas, maybe st. louis before the day is over. could see backups in spots like chicago, even detroit, into the afternoon. heavy rain a possibility from the carolinas southward into florida. orlando. along i-4, expect the rain there, too. for much of the northeast, sunshine and clouds. more clouds into the afternoon. plenty of cloudy skies mixing with the sun in parts of the northern plains. sunny for the desert southwest. rain developing from parts of northern california up to the strait of juan de fuca near seattle. that's a big deal. we've had a fire danger in that part of the world. the rain, moisture will help the situation considerably. high temperatures as we wrap things up, 62 the high in seattle. 91 in billings. much warmer as you'll notice on the other side of the rocky mountains.
67 in kansas city. 97 in dallas. 76 in boston. atlanta, 86. over you to, good sir. >> thank you. we'll see reynolds plenty throughout this morning. somebody we're going to introduce you to next, a man by the name of tim lucas. that's a pastor. this morning when he sends his collection plate around, he doesn't want people to put money into it, they can actually take money out of it? i don't know how many sundays he's going to let this happen. we'll talk to the pastor here in a moment. ♪ [ cellphone rings ] cut! [ monica ] i have a small part in a big movie. i thought we'd be on location for 3 days, it's been 3 weeks. so, i used my citi simplicity card to pick up a few things. and i don't have to worry about a late fee. which is good... no! bigger! bigger! [ monica ] ...because i don't think we're going anywhere for a while. [ male announcer ] write your story with the new citi simplicity card. no late fees. no penalty rate. no worries. get started at citisimplicity.com.
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his church. the congregation in new york is putting money -- he sees people put money in the collection plate every single week even though he knows some are struggling financially. so this week, instead of collecting money in that collection plate, he is giving it away. we're talking about $30,000 here. and pastor lucas joins me now. sir, thank you for being here. let's go to the point i made. even though you know some people in your congregation are struggling, you see them every sunday doing whatever they can to give to the church? >> that's correct. a typical sunday, people give about $30,000 in cash into our sunday offering. so today we're going to do just the opposite. they're going to reach in and pull out an unmarked envelope that we have prepacked with tens, 20s, and 50s. >> where is the money? did you pull it out of church funds, the $30,000? >> that's correct. we took the previous week's offering, and we're going to give it back out in the middle of the service.
>> what is the reaction you've gotten in church to this? >> i think people are acting like they've been struck by lightning. they're typically, you know, a lot of people are cynical about religion and come to church expected to be shaken down. we're saying, you know, it's really all god's money. he trusts you. every bill in the u.s. economy says "in god we trust." we're going to put that to the test. >> are there people who are reluctant, not comfortable taking money frankly out of the collection plate, or taking money from the church or admitting that they need help now? >> well, we're challenging people to creatively invest it in one of three ways. so maybe it's a single mom who receives a $50 bill, and she's going to use it to fill her tank with gas or pay for a babysitter. people are free to take it. we're challenging most people to actually look and help a neighbor in need. here in new jersey, a lot of people were hurt by floodwaters of hurricane irene. maybe they'll buy groceries and
cook and bring it to a hurt neighbor. others will multiply it and donate it later to help build a homeless shelter. >> and one envelope you're telling them to take, right? >> that's right. one envelope. again, you know, that's between them and god. >> now, is this -- this is not the first we've heard of something -- you all, is this the first time you've done it? >> this is the first time we've ever done something like this. candidly, it's a risk. we're not a rich church. we don't own a building or hold a mortgage. we're trying to teach people to be rich in good deeds. >> do you think this is what more -- you made a point. some people look down on religion. they believe in god and have their own spirituality but frown on religion sometimes. you think this is more of the role of the church to be helping communities in this way? i'm not asking you to criticize other churches who maybe don't do this. but is this more of what churches should be doing? >> yeah. i think the church is supposed to be the organization that exists for its nonmembers. it's not a country club, it's not a gated community where it
exists to serve the members. but we zift to serve our number to members. that is our neighbors in need, the communities. i think when people hear the name of our church, liquid, they assume we're a cult or drinking fraternity. we named it liquid for one reason -- jesus calls himself the living water, and we think church should be refreshing. >> do you expect the pews to be more filled than previous sundays? i assume some people in the community who haven't come might show up today. is that okay with you? >> everybody in attendance is welcome at liquid. this is not a bribe for people to come to church. it's not going to be a bailout. let's be realistic, $20 is not going to change somebody's life. but people may come, you know, hoping to find a bailout. we hope they find something better, we hope they find god. >> pastor, lucas. we will follow up. it's a risk. you're not a rich church. hope it works for you all. thank you per spending time with us certainly on a busy sunday. good luck to you all. >> thank you very much, t.j.
we have more from our affiliate kgo on the details. we're really hurt by what they did. >> reporter: campus democrats' president anna elise lavoy thinks the republicans have stepped over the line. here on the plaza where free speech reins supreme, they have scheduled a bake sale where the price of a cookies or brownie is priced according to race, gender, ethnicity. if you're white, you pay $2. $1.50 if you're asian. $1 if you're latino. black, 75 cents. native americans, 25 cents, and there's a special discount for women. club president sean lewis leads the event. >> it's causing people to think more critically about where what the policy would do in the university's admissions. >> reporter: a way to take a stand against pending legislation that would let u.c. consider race or national origin during the admissions process. >> members of the facebook group, people who created it, have been threatened.
>> reporter: the response so strong and negative the college republicans canceled their usual lunchtime tabling on the plaza for fear that volunteers would get harassed. >> it is stirring emotions, and that's what we want. we don't want people to think that we're making fun of racial issue or laughing at them. that's not the message of the bake sale. >> reporter: that's the message the campus democrats took away. >> the way that they made the statement, the words they used. that they humorized and mocked the struggles of people of color on this campus is disgusting to me. >> reporter: many others were equally disgusted. >> it's wrong to try to make a statement about something that serious by using something like a bake sale. >> i think they're missing the point. >> reporter: you wouldn't buy the cookies? >> i wouldn't. >> reporter: the campus democrats have asked for an apology, the bake sale is still scheduled for tuesday. a quarter until the top of the hour. that story has a lot of you talking. we are reading, i am reading personally your comments that you're sending in via twitter. one saying, "someone is about to get their cookies tossed out of
campus. sheer idiocy." another saying, "laugh out loud. if whites are paying full price and everyone else gets a discounts, that seems unfair. it also seems unfair that the college actually rank and prices different races out." also another, a tongue-in-cheek, saying, "hey, where's my mixed race discount?" what's up with that? next hour, we'll continue the conversation about the story that has people talking. we'll talk to the young man here live who came up with the idea this bake sale. the head of the college republicans there. the president, sean lewis, we'll get his point of view. that's coming up in the 8:00 eastern hour here on cnn. first, after the break, a recent college grad i want to introduce you to. jack slotnick is the name. he's not like any of the other grads. he's 85, and he just finished up getting his bachelor's degree. you know what, now he's going after his master's.
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retirement. but world war ii vet jack slotnick is just getting started. yes, age 85. after the war, the purple heart recipient decided not to return to college. he shipped, had beener to peeld e -- had been torpedo'd, he enrolled in college. at 85, he graduated with a degree in psychology. but he did not stop there. his the pleasure of speaking with mr. slotnick and asked him what his plans are now. you got to hear this. >> to be able to indicator to returning veterans with ptsd condition, you have to have master'd -- mastered the degree, and the state of florida has rules and regulations. the next accomplishment will take two years to get the masters degree. >> this is not something you're just doing for you and to further your education and for
your own personal development. you actually want to practice and put this education to work when you get done. >> i am only interested because i have had this condition all my help as a result of what happened 60 years ago. and ptsd does not go away. you live with it without even being aware of it. so i felt -- nobody can relate to a soldier better than another soldier. and that's a major problem the v.a. has now. they can't find qualified psychologists who have had any army experience. >> how do your professors and also your fellow students, how do they view you, treat you, talk to you? >> i have no problem relating to the students because i have grandchildren older than most of them. i understand their mentality, and we have a very, very good
rapport. i am older than most of my professors, and they're very thrilled at what i bring to the classroom, years of incidents that nobody knows about. >> sir, how old will you be when you finally graduate from this master's problem? >> well, november 16, i'm turning 86. so by 88, i should have my master's degree in place. >> and you plan on going right to work? >> i would like to go to the v.a. hospital and sit down and work with returning veterans. >> sir, once you start working at the age of 88 with your master's, when do you retire? >> well, why should i retire? what does retire actually mean?
>> that's a good point. some people think you should go sit on a beach somewhere and enjoy the rest of your days. >> that's vegetating. i'm getting ready to start playing basketball at the varsity level. but i just passed a heart stress test, and they said i could run around and play basketball. >> sir, we will have you back when you make the team. we'll talk about -- >> oh, i'm going to make the team. you better believe it. >> sir, it is an absolute pleasure to get to talk to you. really, congratulations on all your success. and really, this is a story a lot of people thought, wow, amazing he's going back to school at that age. when they hear the reasons and purpose behind it, i think it's a wonderful story, sir. >> thank you. about six minutes off the top of the hour now. have you had enough time to really let it settle in?
are you like me, and you're still upset that after 41 years "all my children" has signed off the air? tad martin, one of the stars of the show, the guy who plays tad martin, he joins me to talk about why the show, "all my children," that just signed off might not really be done. we believe honor is not exclusive to the military. and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. from free checking to credit cards to loans, our commitment to the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. ♪ visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
well, as we get close to the top of the hour, we're talking about the real end of an era. "all my children" signed off the air on friday, the final episode aired. the soap was one of the most popular shows on daytime television. had a run of some 41 years. you know erica kane, even if you're not a soap opera fan. erica kane played by susan lucci. there was another character that got the female viewers going. his name is michael e. knight, plays the character of tad martin. i talked to him about the end of the era. >> we taped the last episode about a month ago. it was emotional for us -- some
of us have known each other for decades. i think yesterday most of us were gratified because we'd been working with the damocles over our head for a long time. that it meant so much to say good-bye, it was a good sendoff. >> were you really surprised by that? i guess you've been doing this so long, since '82, i believe. you're just involved and in it, but still at the end you were surprised that this show meant so much to so many people still? >> yeah. i mean, doing something in the guilty pleasure zone of soaps, i mean, when you -- most people don't like to admit that they're fans. it's one of those things that they sidle up to you at a cocktail party and go, don't tell anybody. but it's -- it's nice to know that it -- i think the fan response after the statement was posted about the cancellation, we were amazed. we're gratified to know what
rich frank and his partner jeff are working hard to carry the show over to the internet, to keep it going. >> what was it you think, or many aren't that familiar. was it viewership went down, cost go up? and the viewership goes down because there are many options on tv? what killed "all my children"? >> i think what it is is in an age when the internet is redefined and revolutionized so many in the industries like publishing and online marketing, television had to deal with a lot of things. and basically in terms of costs and as networks have to compete harder for the same market share, they don't have the same monopoly they did 20 years ago, they -- networks had to cut costs. and, you know, it's a pretty big nut to carry a soap opera. and i wouldn't say that the internet or reality television caled the soaps. i think it would be interesting
to see if because if we did find a new home on the internet hopefully, it would be interested to see the same thing to challenge us that made life difficult for us was our savior in the end. it's kind of a plot twist that agnes would have come up with for sure. >> sir, it's a pleasure to talk to you again. i'll admit -- >> i'm a fan, t.j. thank you for having me. >> i appreciate you saying that. again, not a huge soap guy myself, but there are some names and people that i bow a-- that know, and are you one of those names and faces. a heck of a run on "all my children." good to talk to you. >> you, too, t.j. last we crossed the top of the hour on this cnn sunday morning, president obama, he tells a room full of african-americans to "stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying." a fiery speech at the congressional black caucus last night where the president tells
them he expects their support. also, a pretty big surprise in florida's republican straw poll. the winner, not one of those two guys. in fact, the winner had a greater total than those two front-runners combined. we'll explain. plus, we told you yesterday that ben & jerry's has a new ice cream flavor. it's based on a "saturday night live" skit with alec baldwin who just happened to host "saturday night live" last night. you've got to see what they did with this one. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn sunday morning. 7:00 a.m. in atlanta. 6:00 a.m. in minneapolis. 4:00 a.m. in reno, nevada. glad you're here. let's start with the president. his week coming up, he's headed out west. he of course will be pushing for his jobs bill. he also has a number of fundraisers planned hitting seattle, silicon valley, los angeles, colorado. he was talking to the congressional black caucus. in the room, people who have
been critical of the president. he was talking about jobs, talking about other things and issues related to the african-american community. let's listen to the president. >> these republicans in congress like to talk about job creators. how about doing something real for job creators? pass this jobs bill, and every small business owner in america including 100,000 black-owned businesses will get a tax cut. you say you're the party of tax cuts, pass this jobs bill. and every worker in america including nearly 20 million african-american workers will get a tax cut. pass this jobs bill, and prove you'll fight just as hard for a tax cut for ordinary folks as you do for all your contributors. >> let's say good morning to our athena jones, at the white house. good morning to you. the president seemed fired up last night. was it the audience, if you will, that kind of gave him that energy? >> reporter: good morning, t.j. he certainly said a lot that
this audience wanted to hear. there was a lot of applause and cheers throughout. and you heard him in that quote just now, really challenging the republicans. he really kind of took it to them which people in the audience seemed to really like. at one point he said about infrastructure which is part of his jobs plan, he said to republicans, hey, you used to like to build roads, what happened? he did an act like what happened here, which the crowd went wild for. he also spelled out things that the jobs bill would to do specifically help the african-american community. that has been one of the areas of criticism. people saying this administration hasn't done enough to specifically address the problem of high black unemployment, which you know is nearly twice as much as the average in. so he spelled out these 20 million african-americans who would benefit from the payroll tax cut, the 100,000 minority-owned businesses that would benefit from the tax cut given to companies that hire new people or give people a raise. he's also talked about all of
the black workers who were out of work who would benefit from an extension of unemployment insurance. so he did a little riling up of the crowd and also did a little explaining of what his bill would do. and i want to toss to another story where he talked about how he needed the congressional black caucus, members to stand with him, to march with him. listen to what he had to say. >> i don't know about you, cbc, but the future rewards those who press on. with patient and firm determination, i'm going to press on for jobs. i'm going to press on for equality. i'm going to press on for the sake of our children. i'm going to press on for the sake of all those families struggling now. i don't have time to feel sorry for myself. i don't have time to complain. i'm going to press it. >> reporter: and so the president as you saw was fired up. that's what several cbc members i talked to after the speech
said. i talked to congressman greg meeks from new york. he said the president did what he needed to do. he fired up the base. we spoke with she'llia jackson lee who said the speech was like a reckoning. and donna edwards called it a call to action. it was him asking members of the cbc to stand and fight with him. one of the other criticisms from people i spoke with leading up to the speech last week was that they haven't seen enough fight from this president. and so they're hoping that this is an indication of where the next few weeks and months will head. >> all right. athena jones at the white house. good to see you. thank you. five minutes past the hour now. we'll continue with politics. what some might call a bit or even a big surprise on the republican side. >> tonight's winner with 986 votes, 37.1%, herman cain. >> yes. herman cain. the pizza guy.
delegates voting at the florida republican party event backed herman cain, picked him as their guy. the numbers, wasn't even close. you see rick perry coming in second with 1 %. look at cain, 37%, way out front. look at michele bachmann, way down in the bottom with 1%. florida straw poll isn't the only one we're watching this weekend. the michigan republican party holding one of its own. we expect to possibly have the results around 8:30 eastern time this morning. mitt romney and rick perry the favorites. both made appearances at that event this weekend. during his speech, governor perry took a bit of a shot at his fellow front-runner, mitt romney, to be expected. he tried to also say, hey, those rough debate performances, that's in the past. >> there may be slicker candidates, and there may be smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in. and i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rudder.
>> now for all of your political news and updates, be sure to check out cnn.com/politics. a fire-fight near seattle, it ended with police killing a man who was armeded with two rifles. [ gunfire ] >> now apparently this man was walking down the street just pointing the guns at people. didn't fire them until he got to an elementary school. next door to where this of happening was a high school football game. the stadium was packed at the time. >> huddled around the bleachers, staying close together. scared out of their minds. >> everybody's terrified. very scared. >> they started shooting at us. the bullet went between me and my friend tony. we turned and started running. we could hear the bullets bouncing off the concrete behind us. >> nobody at the stadium was hit. police say the man tried to break into a car and a backhoe
before he started firing his rifles. the american hikers freed last week from iran expected to arrive back on u.s. soil sometime this morning. shane bauer and joshua fattal were finally released from an iranian prison after more than two years in custody. they arrived in oman last week before leaving oman for the u.s., they talk good the end of their ordeal and their last day in prison. >> getting off the plane that brought us here three days ago was the most incredible experience of our lives. we will never forget the excitement of seeing our loved ones waiting for us at the foot of the plane. the joy of embracing them all after so long will stay with us forever. >> just hours after we left prison, we were able to swim in the calm waters of the gulf. we stayed up all night with our loved ones, and we watched the most beautiful sunset we've ever seen. these experiences will be with us for the rest of our lives. >> now we are hoping to hear
from them again when they arrive back in the u.s. stay with cnn for that. again, expect them back in the u.s. sometime this morning. and a big welcome home for palestinian president mahmoud abbas. a rally going on for him in ramallah right now. abbas back home after his trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed
for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. ten minutes past the hour. pmy apologies, reynolds, we back to back had to run the story before we came to you. >> it sounds delicious. tasty times in the story. in the tropics, a whole different flavor. we have two systems we're dealing with. we've got two there. it's been a busy season. the 16th named storm of the atlantic basin season. we have a major hurricane in the pacific. we've got that, flash flooding across parts of the mid mississippi valley and even a water spout to show you coming up in moment. full plate weatherwise. >> all right. appreciate you. one of reynolds' favorite story yesterday, about ben & jerry's. you may have heard about the new ice cream flavor. i'll if out of my way not to say
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let nothing stand in your way. learn more at keller.edu. a quarter past the hour. saying hello again to reynolds wolf. this is our scoreboards if you will. >> it is. >> it the hurricane season. how do we compare, right on track, more -- >> actually, it's been a busy season. we've forecasted a busy one. sure enough, it has followed suit. we've had 16 named storms, three which have been hurricanes. two of those hurricanes have been major hurricanes. category 3 or higher. a couple have made landfall. that would be tropical storm don and then hurricane irene on august 27. we've had 13 tropical storms. on average, one out of every four hurricanes makes landfall in the united states. here are the other names so far. we've gone through all of them. we've got felipe now. next up -- philippe now. next up, rina, sean, tammy,
hopefully we won't have too many more. the two in the atlantic, tropical storm ophelia. we also have philippe. you see them, with ophelia, it's expected to jog north and eventually stay offshore. not expected to affect the united states directly. maybe some surf but should remain away from the mainland. maybe making it to bermuda next weekend. philippe could become a category 1, turning into a fairly strong storm. speaking of systems and things that happen over the water, yesterday, lake michigan from green bay south chicago, we had a series of water spouts, thankfully, a local affiliate got this shot. how spooky is that? incredible shot not far from milwaukee. water spouts. we might see a few more today. that's a wrap on your forecast. t.j., back to you. >> all right, reynolds. we have to tread lightly with this story. we did this as delicately as we
could yesterday. the ben & jerry's story. we were talking about the new ice cream flavor. and what they decided to call it. this was all based -- seeing it there. i'm not going to say it. you're seeing the name, that is real, all right? ben & jerry's has a new flavor, that's it, it's based on a character from an "s&l" skit. a group called one million moms and you may think so, too, this is an ex--- in extremely poor taste. others may say, but it drew a response from the original mr. schweddy. here now is pete schweddy and what he had to say on "snl" last night. >> i made so many memories over the years, played characters. the one sketch people always ask me about is pete schweddy and his famous schweddy balls. [ applause ] >> now schweddy balls has its own ben & jerry's ice cream flavor. true story. there is a family organization
that is angry about the name because they think it's inappropriate for the grocery store aisle. if you don't like schweddy balls, ben & jerry's, has a new ice cream flavor just for you. it's called go fudge yourself. >> it is a classic. i don't know -- i need to find it and post it for you. if you have not seen the skit, it is my all-time favorite on "snl." >> it is. and good sense of humor for him. i think in some -- some people would be angry it what they're doing. i think it's marketing brilliance. talking about it now for the second day in a row. i'm sure we'll talk about it again tomorrow. schweddy balls. what an incredible flavor i suppose. like a rum -- >> hint of rum and vanilla something or the other. yeah. they said it's selling out. people can't find it in stores. >> good times. >> thank you. 18 minutes past the hour. we'll turn back to the financial markets, shall we? and you noticed, we all noticed
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our show, financial analyst clyde anderson. good to have you back. we bring you back. people were watching the markets closely, listening to the president and paying attention to congress and the financial system. not many paying attention to the federal reserve. operation twisted is what they're calling it. >> yes. >> tell me first of all what is it? >> it's not a dance. >> okay. >> it's not a tornado. >> all right. >> although it felt like one for a lot of people on thursday with all the selloffs. really what it is, sometime back in the '60s -- this is where they actually sell short-term bonds to buy long-term bonds. >> simple as that? >> simple as that. that's it. >> what's the point, though? >> it should be called operation shell game actually because they're moving things around. there's nothing major happening. what they're doing is trying to keep rates low in the long term. it erodes confidence. what we have now is a situation where investors pulled out because they don't feel any confidence. nothing to reassure them that we're going in the right direction. >> and that's exactly what happened immediately after the move, overseas market tanked
that day. the u.s. market did the very same thing. you said they tried this in the '60s. what was the result then? >> it did not work. it was a flop. so i'm really -- it behooves me like why would we do this again. >> this is the definition of insanity, right? doing the same thing over and expecting a different result. they must have something up their sleeve. they're thinking how this is going to work. you mentioned to keep the long-term interest rates down. viewers watching this say operation twist, federal reserve, blah, blah, how is this supposed to help me? >> one of the things, it helps with mortgage rates. so rates, seeing an average around 3.9%. that wasn't the issue before. rates have been low. and i don't think what's keeping a lot of people on the fence is that rates are high. it's not the issue. they don't have jobs. so if i don't have a job, the rate going down a quarter percent is not going to make me want to jump out and go buy. >> you said one of the things is keeping mortgage rates low or getting them lower. other than that, is there anything that somebody watching or listening can expect to have an impact on their life? >> long term, talking about buying a car, car loans, also
for small businesses. if you're a small business and get an sba loan it could help. you're talking about long-term interest rates. besides that it's not going to help your credit card rate. it could drive it up some. we don't really know what it's going to have long-term or short-term, but it has the potential of doing that. and the banks, we're talking about the fed fund rate. this is what banks lend to each other at. if banks ask r skittish about lending -- banks are skittish about lending to each other, we could see a decrease in what they're paying on savings accounts. we're already seeing a minimal. we'll see. >> because of this, should an american do anything differently? this is the time -- you've been telling people every weekend, hey, it's a great time to refinance. get a house if you can. >> it is. that doesn't change anything. we're smart, you know, and they saw there was no real substance. >> all right. operation shell game according to clyde anderson. always good to have you, buddy.
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